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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 06

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 06 “I’m Cory,” the officer at the command console said when I knelt beside him. “I’m second lieutenant and have the duty right now. You are?” “Sir, I’m Roylan Olfetrie,” I said. … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 05

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 05 CHAPTER 3 Captain Leary had said “noon.” I timed it to arrive at eleven in the morning. If they told me to cool my heels for an hour, that was fine. … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 04

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 04 This wasn’t stuff I liked to talk about, and it wasn’t any of Leary’s business that I could see. Telling him to shut up was within my rights — and would’ve … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 03

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 03 CHAPTER 2 I looked out the window of my room, holding aside the towel I’d nailed up to cover the casement. Not that anybody across the broad arterial was likely to … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 02

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 02 I stepped back as Cady dived forward on his nose. He’d been trying to grab me with his left hand and just overbalanced when I doubled him up. He wasn’t hurt … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 01

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 01 Though Hell Should Bar The Way David Drake Though Hell Should Bar the Way David Drake FROM WEALTH AND POWER, TO POVERTY AND INSULTS! Roy Olfetrie planned to be an officer … Continue reading

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The Spark – Snippet 44

The book should be out now, so this is the last snippet. The Spark – Snippet 44 “Sir, I was White 1,” I said. “I was Green 4 the first time.” “You’re in Red Group now,” the Champion said, gesturing. … Continue reading

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The Spark – Snippet 43

The Spark – Snippet 43 CHAPTER 19: The Tournament They’d rung a gong at six in the morning, but by then all the seventy of us qualified Aspirants were in the refectory eating whatever we each thought was a good … Continue reading

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The Spark – Snippet 42

The Spark – Snippet 42 That wouldn’t have done me any good, of course. I worked to divert each of his strokes with my own weapon. This was easiest when we were using our dogs–Welsh had a black and white … Continue reading

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The Spark – Snippet 41

The Spark – Snippet 41 CHAPTER 17: Making Friends The same clerk was on duty in the Aspirants’ Hall as the first time I applied. I doubt she recognized me in my new suit. I took out my shield and … Continue reading

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